When you enter the Loch Hall you’ll be forgiven for thinking you have stepped back in time to a bygone era where there’s original pressed tin panelling, and the acoustic sounds of yester year are still present. Set in the rolling hills of the farming community that is Loch Village, it plays home to many cafes and boutique shops and is only approx 100km from Melbourne.
Historically the Loch Hall, first known as the Mechanics Institute was first opened in 1891. In the early years it served many purposes. In the war it was home to the volunteer defence corp, and then in the 30’s a whole new purpose… roller skating, and then regular pictures were shown and dances held. Again, during the next war many balls were held to raise funds for the war effort and had a routine for floor polishing by “Wonderwax Floor Wax”, only to be applied by hand. These days the hall services the community, hosting school events, markets, dances and private functions.
There will be a BBQ before the show, tea, coffee and cakes at intermission. The bar will be run by a local brewery, and there will also be a raffle.
Festival of Small Halls rolls into Loch on Wednesday, 25 March 2020 with Scotland’s The Paul McKenna Band, and Alana Wilkinson from Australia.
Tickets available online here or locally at Loch Motors, Victoria Street, Loch
Doors Open at 6.30pm for a 7pm start